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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Great article about China

I generally really like James Fallows' work a lot. He is very sensible, writes cleanly and clearly -- and we share most of the same opinions. This is very convenient. Latest point in hand is this story about how and why China has such a hard…

We Are the Champions...

We had our bi annual mixed gender 3 v 3 hockey tournament on Sunday night and Team Grace, featuring yours truly won the whole thing in stirring fashion. I am leaving my hockey career in a blaze of glory, including a two-goal game and overall…

Starting to wrap things up

We’re still taking it one day at a time but we can count how many weekends we have left on one hand now and it all feels a bit surreal.It’s weird because obviously when we came here we knew it wasn’t permanent and we don’t want it to…

Friends

We came a long way to become dear friends with a guy from flint, but it was worth it. We have had Sunday brunch/lunch with the Kronick Family almost every day for to years, following Sunday School. Just great family friends. Samuel has been…

Eli at school

Eli is having a great year. He has received his bronze and silver certificates for good effort and behavior, which he is very proud of. He has a really nice teacher who likes him and does not try to always pound his square little peg into round…

A little more wild Wall...

..cause you never can get enough of it///A few weeks ago we spent the night at the country weekend home of our fruiends Mark and Karen.. then went for a great all hike in the am.. these pics sort of show intense the steep part was...Eli loved…

The Big Three, R.I.P.

So sad and yet so predictable to watch Detroit's Big Three on their knees pleading for money. It really makes me angry that so many politicians of both parties enabled this sordid behavior for years instead of forcing them to deal with reality…

Last Column

Well, two ago really...An Unusual Homecoming for Expat Kid Made GoodBy ALAN PAULThe NBA's China Games last week featured an unusual homecoming for Milwaukee Bucks rookie Joe Alexander, an American who grew up as an expat in Beijing, where his…

Cool video from Xiamen Beach Festival

Woodie Alan original song "I Don't Care" at the Xiamen Beach Festival.This multi-camera shoot was filmed for Fujian TV, which featured the performance the day after the Fest ended. There were about 5,000 people there, on the Beach, on the Taiwan…

Ritan Park

Ritan Park has been one of our most visited spots in Beijing. I have pictures from our first week here. I will dig them up and post. These were taken Halloween weekend, while I was gone. It's really striking to me how much the kids have grown…